The Manor Preparatory School

The Manor Preparatory School

Founded in 1947 and situated in Abingdon, close to Oxford and within easy reach of London by train, The Manor Preparatory School is a thriving, happy school of 375 pupils. The Manor currently welcomes girls 2 – 11 and boys 2 – 7. The Governors have recently announced that from September 2018 The Manor is looking forward to extending its co-educational provision into Year 3. Boys will then be able to progress through the school to the end of Year 6 alongside the girls, keeping families together.



Founded in 1947, The Manor Preparatory School is a thriving, happy school with approximately 380 pupils aged 2 to 11. Following an announcement in January 2017, The Manor will be phasing in full co-education for girls and boys aged 2-11 from September 2018.

The Manor has always welcomed boys alongside girls from Pre-Nursery to Year 2 but from September 2018 we will also welcome boys into Year 3, from 2019 boys in Year 4, from 2020 boys in Year 5, from 2021 boys in Year 6. The boys will join our existing cohort of girls to make a fully co-educational environment.
The Manor has a wonderfully happy, creative atmosphere. The exceptionally caring and invigorating tone of the school ensures that children really do beam with happiness: they are delightfully self-confident and articulate. Laughter is an essential part of the school day in our community where children are both cherished and challenged.

The current Headmaster, Piers Heyworth is due to retire at Christmas 2017; the new Headmaster, Alastair Thomas will join The Manor in January 2018. Mr Thomas is currently the Head of The Elms School, a co-educational Prep School near Malvern.

Forthcoming Open Days

  • Open Morning

    9:30AM -11:30AM

  • Open Morning

    9:30AM -11:30AM

  • Open Morning

    9:30AM -11:30AM

  • Open Morning

    9:30AM -11:30AM

School Information

D Boys 2 -7 , Girls 2 -11

Head: Mr Piers Heyworth
Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6LN
01235 858458
admissions@manorprep.org
www.manorprep.org